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Ed West
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Over the summer of 2013 Egypt witnessed its worst anti-Christian violence in centuries, with dozens of churches burned down by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. In Syria Islamist gunmen occupy the faith’s holiest site, while the Civil War has given Sunni extremists the chance to empty Christian villages through ‘religious cleansing’. And ten years after the fall of Saddam, Iraq’s pre-war Christian population has fallen from a million to 200,000 and now barely clings on. Yet this greatest and most tragic of historical events of the 21st century has been met with near apathy in the West. In The Silence of Our Friends: The Extinction of Christianity in the Middle East, Spectator blogger and Catholic Herald deputy editor Ed West looks at the tragedy that has befallen Christian communities in the region where the faith first took hold, and asks whether there is anything the west can do, or if it will soon be the last Christmas in the land of St Paul.

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The New Holocaust 24 Dec 2013
By Albanie
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Ignored by the mainstream media the systematic destruction of the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East cries out for attention by all who care for human civilisation. It makes a harrowing and heartrending read. "Democratic" western governments and certain leaders past and present ought to feel shame.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A story that needed telling 3 Mar 2014
By patrice
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The plight of Christians in the Middle East is something that the Western media seem not to be very interested in and Ed West is to be congratulated on raising the issue in this fascinating book. The so called Arab Spring and the continuing conflict in Iraq have been disastrous for Christians and no one seems to want to talk about it - not even Western Christians. It is ironic that Western liberals can be so touchy about any perceived failure on our part to be sufficiently respectful of religious minorities in our countries (minorities who have the luxury of concerning themselves with hurt feelings) and so indifferent to the persecution and murder of Christians in the Middle East. If a non-Christian minority in a Christian country were being treated in this way, there would be outrage.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent analysis 2 Jan 2014
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As a western Christian living in the Middle East, I can not speak highly enough about this book.

He has successfully captured all the main points using plain and frank language which makes it accessible to anyone.

Please read this - it is today's untold story.

Please read it and tell others in your churches what is going on.

Thank you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye opening 21 Jan 2014
By casca
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A good read finished it in two sittings.The author has certainly opened my eyes re situation for Christians in middle east,the scandalous silence from the west needs to challenged and the sooner we the better.Overall an educational and excellent read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars picture of persecution now 17 Jan 2014
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An up to date publication giving the position on the persecution of Christians in several parts of the world.
Required reading for anyone following the increase in pressure on Christians throughout the world and wanting to know how to help and pray.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This book highlights the how the West turns a blind eye to its "friends" in order to placate those who are totally hostile to Western, democratic and secular values. Perhaps we have no alternative, but we should stop being hypocritical. It is excellently written, covers a wide span of Geography and time, and has lead me to rethink some of my underlying assumptions about global politics.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Every one should read this book 20 Jan 2014
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I found this book very interesting from begining to end. The big question is, why does the british media not tell people what is going on. By not telling about the way christians are being treated in the country,s of the arab spring the true outcome is being hidden
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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It is irrelevant whether or not you are a Christian; anyone who believes in tolerance, co-existence and freedom of speech should be outraged by the wholesale destruction of Christianity in the Middle East and Egypt. Ed West provides the disturbing facts about the way in which Christians and other religious minorities are being killed and terrorised in Iraq, Syria, and Egypt. Most puzzling is the silence of Christians in the west who seem obsessed by homosexuality, while turning a blind eye to the fate of groups who have been Christian for 2000 years. One cannot overstate the stupidity of George W Bush in announcing his "crusade" against "the evil ones," providing the perfect excuse for Islamists to massacre Christians in the Middle East. An essential, disturbing read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't want to write review this is why l will ...
Don't want to write review this is why l will not send off information about star ratings because you demand a review on every item and you want numerous words. Read more
Published 26 days ago by ann macfarlane
5.0 out of 5 stars BBC ACCOMPLICES?
The BBC I believe should bear a lot of the responsibility for the near Genocide of Christians throughout the muslim world, they devote more airtime to the death of one muslim... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alfonzo Bloo
5.0 out of 5 stars A thought-provoking read
This book gives a real insight into the plight of Christians in the middle east. It is extremely well written but heart wrenching to read.
Published 2 months ago by Tess
5.0 out of 5 stars A potted history of persecution of Christians where they are...
I thoroughly recommend this book. I learned many things I did not know. West has an easy to read, flowing style.
Published 2 months ago by Marcella Carmen
3.0 out of 5 stars untold stories in our history
Although there is much in it I disagree with,
the book definitely highlight some of the dark periods in our history, I recommend reading it
Published 3 months ago by T. Gibreel
4.0 out of 5 stars An indictment of political correctness
A short, sharp read which highlights the hypocrisy and tendency of western Christendom to bend over backwards for Islam while ignoring the extinction of their faith in the Middle... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jean Acre
5.0 out of 5 stars A vital call to action for an uninterested world
An excellent overview of the conditions the Christians of the Middle East now find themselves in. Each story of persecutio be seen by the media as just another
Published 4 months ago by S. Boreham
1.0 out of 5 stars nnot a novel
I thought this book was a novel not a religious war adviser, I did not read passed the first chapter
Published 5 months ago by Dorothy Punshon
2.0 out of 5 stars Very imbalanced book
The problem with this book is that it ignores persecutions by Christians in the past for the most part. Read more
Published 5 months ago by T. Wurm
5.0 out of 5 stars The book with a vital message
Although distressing and even harrowing in parts, this book is a really necessary analysis of what has been occurring with Christians in the Biblical lands. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mary Kenny
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